Blackhawk Memorial

Raiders end 209-mile journey at Navarre Blackhawk Memorial

Raiders end 209-mile journey at Navarre Blackhawk Memorial

With sore feet and patches in hand, participants of Rucking for Raiders brought their 209-mile trek to an end at the foot of the Blackhawk Memorial Friday. The group of 51 men and women made the journey to honor Marines killed in the line of duty. Read the full article in the May 16 issue […]

Navarre Park revised price tag: $4.9 million

Navarre Park revised price tag: $4.9 million

Renovation of Navarre Park is set to begin in June, and the cost of updated plans for the roughly 4.7 acres has dropped from more than $7 million to $4.9 million. Paring down the project was part of District 4 County Commissioner Dave Piech’s campaign for election. Read the full article in the April 4 […]

Santa Rosa lobbies state for $18 million slice of the pie

Santa Rosa lobbies state for $18 million slice of the pie

With more than 2,500 bills already on the docket, Florida legislators will be back in the Capitol to duke it out Jan. 9 as the 2018 legislative session kicks off. The 160 men and women of the Florida House of Representatives and Senate will be joined by an army of lobbyists bringing to bear their […]

Update: Park funding sources change

Update: Park funding sources change

Update 9/24 Since Sept. 14, when District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson revealed his master plan for Navarre Park and his recommended funding plan for Phase 1, his funding sources have changed significantly according to the agenda for the Board of County Commissioners meeting slated for Monday.  Williamson’s former funding plan for the first phase was […]

Blackhawk Memorial completion date finalized

Blackhawk Memorial completion date finalized

The unveiling of the Blackhawk Memorial honoring the tragic deaths of 11 service members has been set for Friday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. in Navarre Park. The memorial will honor the 11 military service members killed in the crash of a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter March 10, 2015 during training off the coast […]

Blackhawk Memorial falling short of fundraising goals

Blackhawk Memorial falling short of fundraising goals

Navarre was the scene of the catastrophic foggy night training crash of a UH-60 Blackhawk off Navarre Beach in which 11 servicemen perished March 11, 2015. The Navarre community wasted no time expeditiously melding together to assist emergency personnel and search crews both civilian and military, hoping against hope, even as the search transitioned into […]